Saturday, February 19, 2011

Egypt OKs Iran Warships Through Suez Canal

Egypt has agreed to let two Iranian naval vessels transit the Suez Canal, a move that comes despite expressions of concern by Israeli officials, the Egyptian-government's MENA news agency reported Friday.

Authorities approved a request from Iranian diplomats who offered assurances that the two ships won't have weapons or nuclear or chemical material, MENA stated.

The move had been widely expected and Iranian officials have insisted the request is in line with international regulations. They say the two vessels are headed to Syria for training.'


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